View Full Version : Do you suffer from discomgoogolation?

green granite
1st Sep 2008, 16:23
LONDON (Reuters) - Feeling stressed or anxious at an inability to access the Internet? Don't worry, you're not alone and now there's a word for it: "discomgoogolation".
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Nearly half of Britons -- 44 percent -- are discomgoogolation sufferers, according to a survey, with over a quarter -- 27 percent -- admitting to rising stress levels when they are unable to go online.
"The proliferation of broadband (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/fc/broadband-adsl.html) has meant for the first time in history we've entered a culture of 'instant answers,'" said psychologist Dr David Lewis, who identified discomgoogolation by measuring heart rates and brainwave activity.
The term comes from "discombobulate," which means to confuse or frustrate, and Google.
"A galaxy of information is just a mouse click away and we have become addicted to the web," added Lewis. "When unable to get online, discomgoogolation takes over.